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Looking forward….

No sooner does one cruise end that than I start looking forward to the next one, even though it’s still eleven months away. We’ll be on Celebrity Solstice for 11 nights in the Eastern Med starting on 28 September – coincidentally exactly a year after we boarded Ventura.

Today we received a letter from our TA giving our flight details. Hurray! – we’ve got direct BA flights in both directions, so we should be able to use the whole BA baggage allowance of 23 kgs instead of just 20 kgs. And the flight times are better than any we’ve had before – for both our Galaxy cruises we were given flights from Heathrow of around 7am, which meant checking-in at 5am of course; no breakfast for us. And the flights home weren’t any better. The first year we had a direct flight but not until 5pm so we were hanging around Leonardo da Vinci airport all day, while for the second year the return flight was via Frankfurt which meant added hassle. But our assigned flights for next year’s cruise are at 9:15 out, so we won’t have to check-in until 7am or so; and a direct flight home from Leonardo da Vinci at 13:35. Excellent!

All we need to worry about now is the plummeting exchange rate; on-board purchases on Solstice will all be in US$. Ouch….

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